Anna LaRose of North Wright County is one of five finalists chosen for this year's Senior Goalie of the Year award. The winner will be unveiled late this month at an awards banquet in St. Paul. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Earlier this week Let’s Play Hockey announced its list of 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Senior Goalie of the Year award. Today, the list was trimmed to five finalists.
The finalists are: Anna LaRose of North Wright County; Amanda Pelkey of Andover; Keni Allen of Apple Valley; Allyn Goehner of Forest Lake; and Chloe Stockinger of Sartell/Sauk Rapids.
The finalists combined for a .926 save % and 1.59 goals-against average in the regular season. During that time, they also compiled a total of 224 wins and 69 shutouts in nearly 18,000 minutes of ice time, and saved a whopping 7,702 shots.
LaRose, a Maine commit, helped guide North Wright County, ranked No. 8 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, to a 16-8-1 record in the regular season. With 14 wins, four shutouts and over 1,250 minutes in goal this season, the River Hawks’ backstop posted a .924 save % and 2.06 GAA — impressive numbers, especially when considering LaRose competed in the Lake Conference which boasts three teams ranked in the top five of the big-school poll, with No. 1 Edina, No. 3 Eden Prairie and No. 5 Minnetonka facing the River Hawks two times apiece during the regular season.
Pelkey recorded the most wins of any finalist during the regular season. With her 20 victories, she helped power the No. 2-2A Huskies to a remarkable 22-2 regular-season record with a .931 save %, 1.18 GAA and six shutouts. Allen and Goehner, meanwhile, each earned 19 regular-season wins while Stockinger backed 12 triumphs for Sartell/Sauk Rapids.
The winner, who is chosen the best senior goalie in Minnesota, will be announced upon conclusion of the girls’ hockey season on Feb. 23 at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet held in the St. Paul RiverCentre.
White Bear Lake’s Calla Frank, who now plays at Minnesota State Mankato, received Senior Goalie of the Year honors a year ago. As a freshman, Frank has played in 14 games for the Mavericks, posting a .898 save % and 3.04 GAA.
Let’s Play Hockey cites on-ice talent, coachability, extracurricular and community activities, academics and citizenship as criteria when choosing a winner.
View the table below for more information about each finalist.
|Keni Allen||Apple Valley||(19-5-0); 1.75 GAA; .930 SV%; 3 SO|
|Allyn Goehner||Forest Lake||(19-5-0); 1.38 GAA; .926 SV%; 14 SO|
|Anna LaRose||North Wright County||(14-8-1); 2.06 GAA; .924 SV%; 4 SO||Maine|
|Amanda Pelkey||Andover||(20-2-0); 1.18 GAA; .931 SV%; 6 SO|
|Chloe Stockinger||Sartell/Sauk Rapids||(12-10-1); 2.22 GAA; .922 SV%; 2 SO||Augsburg|